gaskin

noun
gas·​kin | \ ˈga-skən How to pronounce gaskin (audio) \

Definition of gaskin

1 gaskins plural, obsolete : hose, breeches
2 : a part of the hind leg of a quadruped between the stifle and the hock — see horse illustration

First Known Use of gaskin

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gaskin

probably short for galligaskins

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“Gaskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaskin. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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gaskin

noun
gas·​kin | \ ˈgas-kən How to pronounce gaskin (audio) \

Medical Definition of gaskin

: a part of the hind leg of a quadruped between the stifle and the hock

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